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Celeste Simmons (#47318155)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo My family originated in England and I also have Native American roots. My ancestors are BASS, HOOSIER, HOLLIE, ASHWORTH, GOINS, NICHOLS & PERKINS amongst others. The BASS'S landed in Virginia and migrated to North Carolina. John HOOSIER married Jeremiah's daughter, Nancy Charity Bass. John was living in North Carolina near Jeremiah Bass when the boundary line for Tennessee moved. At this point they became citizens of Carter County Tennessee. They followed the Natchez Trace to Natchez Mississippi where they both received land grants. When Jeremiah died, John and Nancy Charity Bass, his wife, pulled up stakes and moved to Louisiana settling in the Neutral Strip. Most of my family stayed in Louisiana, but some moved on into Texas. My BASS and HOOSIER Ancestors are some of the first settlers of Virginia, North Carolina (See Bass's Choice), Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

I spend every free moment working on my genealogy and documenting cemeteries. For me it is not just a hobby, but a passion. While traveling on business, I always take the opportunity to locate the nearest cemeteries.

I am not picky about transferring non-family member's memorials. Just contact me and we will see if we can work something out. If you see a memorial that needs correction, feel free to contact me and give me the details, but please remember to BE NICE. If I have taken a photo of one of your ancestors headstones, feel free to use it. That is why I do what I do. You don't have to ask either, I believe that by freely sharing we all benefit.

For those that have photo requests, remember to say thank you to the contributor that fulfills that request. We spend our time and gas going to cemeteries that are not always near. It is always so nice to hear from people that find a loved one that I have been able to create a memorial for.

I live in Northern New Jersey, and in the winter months, I won't be able to go to the cemeteries due to weather but will make every effort once spring and time allows.
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Vikki Prudden
Mathew Kennedy #93000705
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Vikki Prudden on Jun 16, 2015 7:43 PM
Vikki Prudden
Mathew Kennedy #93000705
Added by Vikki Prudden on Jun 16, 2015 7:43 PM
Tammy Satter
RE: Thomas Havens
Hi, I do not know where he is buried. I noticed that there were a lot of Havens in the Decker-Union Cemetery. Have all the graves been identified? He was born July 19, 1768 according to the LDS. Thank you for getting back to me. Tammy
Added by Tammy Satter on Jun 16, 2015 9:07 AM
Tammy Satter
Thomas Havens

I am looking for the grave of Thomas Havens who was married to Mary Chamberlain. It is possible that his first name was different. People of German/Dutch descent often did that. He died between 1826-1836. Do you think he may be buried here? Thank you. Tammy Hill Satter
Added by Tammy Satter on Jun 11, 2015 6:14 PM
Has the snow melted yet?
Hello From Idaho,
Thank you for being such a big contributor to this site! If you find your self in Summit, NJ and have time to take headstone photo request is in St. Teresa Cemetery. My grandparents and aunt & uncle. All Walsh's.

Block 9, Section K, Plot 1 & 2.

John, Jean (Russell), John, Norma (Karn)-all Walsh.

If not, I will keep searching for another North Jersey Photographer. :)

Added by M K II on May 28, 2015 10:22 AM
Jacqueline Wells Lubinski
Barbara Gonzol
Thank you for taking the picture of the stone for Barbara Gonzol. She was my mom's baby sister who died as an infant.
Added by Jacqueline Wells Lubinski on May 11, 2015 7:23 PM
jeff cox
RE: Pellett stone
Thanks for the reply Celeste, good to know...
- Jeff
Added by jeff cox on Apr 23, 2015 4:16 PM
Mary Lou Pfenning
Noah Dayton
Buried in Anderson Cemetery in Lagrange County Indiana. We are trying to find any Veterans that may have served in the War of 1812. Anyone that may have any information on Noah would be greatly appreciated.
Mary Lou Pfenning
Added by Mary Lou Pfenning on Apr 22, 2015 6:34 PM
jeff cox
Pellett stone
Looks like the picture you have for Obidiah Pellett is for possibly his son as the dates do not match the memorial.

Find A Grave Memorial# 14534427

- Jeff
Added by jeff cox on Apr 19, 2015 3:32 AM
Duplicate Memorials
FYI Your memorial #93195907 for Kezia Westervelt Hopper should be deleted as an early memorial for her #16479217 exists. Thanks, Ree
Added by ReeT on Apr 18, 2015 9:10 PM
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